Do I Need a Heavy Duty Truck?

September 29th, 2018 by

Black 2018 RAM 2500 heavy duty truck towing an airstream down a blacktop toad

Shop Heavy Duty Trucks

When it comes to buying a truck, you can choose between light duty and heavy duty. While pickup trucks may look similar on the outside, it’s helpful to know what the differences are, so when you’re shopping for a new truck, you know what type you need for work in Appleton or off-road adventures near Manitowoc.

Why Choose a Heavy Duty Pickup Truck?

If you’re looking for a heavy duty truck, you’ll want to check out the RAM 2500 and the RAM 3500.

Trucks like these offer much higher towing capacities and payload capacities, compared to a full-size pickup like the RAM 1500. Heavy duty pickup trucks are well suited for job sites where you need to move construction materials and equipment, or you can tow bigger trailers and medium or large boats.

Heavy Duty Truck Specs

2018 RAM 2500

  • Engine: 5.7L V8 HEMI® VVT engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic 66RFE
  • Rear Suspension: 11.50-inch single wheel rear axle
  • Front Suspension: 6,000-pound front axle
  • Max Towing Capacity: 17,980 pounds
  • Payload Capacity: 3,060 pounds

2018 RAM 3500

  • Engine: 5.7L V8 HEMI® VVT engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic 66RFE
  • Rear Suspension: Leaf Spring rear suspension
  • Front Suspension: 3-link front suspension
  • Max Towing Capacity: 31,210 pounds
  • Payload Capacity: 4,080 pounds

Visit Vande Hey Brantmeier to Test Drive Heavy Duty Trucks

To learn more about the benefits of heavy duty trucks and test drive the RAM 2500 or the RAM 3500, visit our showroom in Chilton. Need help choosing the perfect model for you? Compare the Jeep Wrangler vs. Jeep Gladiator, or learn more about the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel.

Curious if the RAM 1500 has all the power you need? Learn about RAM 1500 towing and payload capacity with Vande Hey Brantmeier!

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